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Yama and Niyama: brief review 01.11.2017 Yama and Niyama: brief review
Yama-Niyama are the principles of spiritual life, based on which yogi, practicing spiritual practices, becomes perfect. In other words, Yama-Niyama is the boat in which you are sitting, and spiritual practices are the oars, the motor and the map, which by the grace of Guru lead you in the right direction, thanks to your efforts. Without a boat, you are most likely to be eaten by sharks or will simply drown: the ocean of life consists not only of sunny moments. There are different variations of Yama-Niyama, but they are all alike. Read more>>
Tags: :  yoga sampradaya nathas
Author: Lakshminath



Answers about measurement and depth of breathing 09.09.2017 Answers about measurement and depth of breathing
Touchy questions that I am often asked on seminars, specifically about the practice of prāṇāyāma. Read more>>
Tags: :  yoga pranayama sadhana
Author: Yogi Matsyendranath Maharaj



Khecarī as a mudrā, mantra and a Goddess 04.09.2017 Khecarī as a mudrā, mantra and a Goddess
There are many practices and elements of one or another practice under the name of khecarī–mudrā, for the reason that in India every spiritual path introduced something of its own. For example, in Gorakh-bānī, khecarī-mudrā is one of eight mudrās Read more>>
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Mantra Yoga 19.01.2017 Mantra Yoga

Mantra Yoga is a method for achieving the highest goal by using mantras. Practicing Mantra Yoga, sadhaka realizes mantra that he or she receives from Guru and the mantra`s siddhi.

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Tags: :  yoga sadhana mantra
Author: Yogi Matsyendranath Maharaj



Viṣa and Amṛta in Tantra 09.12.2016 Viṣa and Amṛta in Tantra
Various Sampradayas could define many images of Vedas, Puranas, Tantras, Yoga-Shastras in their own, sometimes diametrically opposing ways. They use metaphorical language which is intentionally called 'sandha-bhasa’ by siddha yogis. This is a language which allows you to find doors to multidimensionality and versatility of meanings. One of such often described terms in Tantras is विष “viṣa” (poison), which is related to a poison consumed by Shiva after Samudra manthan (churning of the ocean by Devas and Danavas). Shiva also wears snakes instead of brahmanical thread and as earrings in his ears and etc. However, you may notice that the same element, for example, the churned ocean could produce opposite elements such as amṛta (nectar of immortality) and poison. Goddess Kundalini in her snake form could be associated with poison, but she is the Goddess of nectar, Sudha as well. Read more>>
Tags: :  amrita kundalini tantra vamachara
Author: Yogi Matsyendranath Maharaj



Karma and karma-yoga 01.11.2016 Karma and karma-yoga

A lot of people might wonder what human karma and sanskaras are. Whether it is one’s nature or an offspring of karma.

Karma means a deed which leads to some result. Committing some action leaves an imprint (sanskara) in the soul, namely in the karana-sharira (the causal body). This imprint is carried through life and after some time it germinates.

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Tags: :  karma yoga sampradaya forum
Author: Nathaji



Vedic elements in Natha’s mantras 15.06.2016 Vedic elements in Natha’s mantras

Let’s take a closer look at the meaning of Gorakshanath gayatri-mantra.

At the beginning it says about being (existence), element सत् – sat, which is also connected with a root अस् as – to be, from which a famous term सत्त्व sattvá (essence, existence) comes from.

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Tags: :  mantra nathas yoga sadhana
Author: Yogi Matsyendranath Maharaj



Meaning of the word Adesh 25.09.2015 Meaning of the word Adesh

“Adesh” is a common greeting among Nathas.

In “Siddha-siddhanta-paddhati” Gorakshanath says that “Adesh” means unity between Atma, Jivatma and Paramatma. People in their usual state of mind don`t realize this unity, because of this all the problems appear.

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Tags: :  nathas forum sampradaya
Author: Yogi Matsyendranath Maharaj



Dhyana 12.09.2015 Dhyana

During dhyana you dive into an object, the sense of ego becomes simultaneously lost and perception of the object prevails.

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Tags: :  forum interview yoga dhyana
Author: Yogi Matsyendranath Maharaj



Utsaha Utsaha

Zeal (utsaha) is certainty, intelligence, knowledge of reality, knowledge of the meaning, the rejection of the idle talk – these six steps lead to the improvement of yoga. Diligence is an effort to improve the quality of your apprenticeship, but at the same time, diligence and focusing on the practice, does not mean the pursuing the experience and knowledge. Diligence is a very quiet and continuous effort in all actions related to the sadhana. You need the quiet force to avoid rollback in practice. The experience shows that people who do systematic efforts according to their abilities show the best results.

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Tags: :  sadhana
Author: Yogi Matsyendranath Maharaj



Asana Asana

Hatha yoga is inseparably linked to Raja yoga. This connection is explained as based on the nature of the perfect, nondual state, attained by the Yogi in samadhi. It means the nature of Perfection originally involves the unity of these two yogas.

Accordingly, irrespective of our perception of asana, it primarily contains "the stable light state in which the mind remains in its authentic form". I believe it is what one should strive for.

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Tags: :  yoga asana
Author: Allamanath



Nadi-shodhana pranayama Nadi-shodhana pranayama

The nadi-shodhana practice has always been popular in tantra, also it is used in a puja. Such pranayama leads to connection between mind and prana and "Kundalini straightens". This results in that the channels are cleansed, and the circulation of prana in the channels is distributed evenly. That is the true pranayama, which makes the mind quiet and clean.

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Tags: :  pranayama sadhana
Author: Yogi Matsyendranath Maharaj



Bhakti Bhakti

One of the most important things in the Natha tradition is stability. Bhakti (devotion) is expressed in stability; bhakti happens when we sacrifice ourselves, our body, our breathing and our mind to Alakh Niranjan. Alakh Niranjan is manifested in us, as well as in a Guru. Stable adherence to a Guru, stable asana, stable breathing and stable consciousness, rooted in God – these things are important for the yoga adept.

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Tags: :  sadhana guru yoga
Author: Yogi Matsyendranath Maharaj



Gorakshanath Gorakshanath

Gorakshanath is a certain tattva (essence), it represents the state of yogic perfection, and it’s in us. The aim of the worship of Gorakshanath is to feel his perfect condition in yourself. Gorakshanath means "the one who controls the senses". For this reason, we consider him as a protector of yogic way and followers of any dharma, also Gorakshanath is the patron of the Dharma. Gorakshanath is the symbol of Shunya (emptiness) therefore few people can feel him.

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Tags: :  gorakshanath yoga
Author: Yogi Matsyendranath Maharaj



Prana and pranayama Prana and pranayama

Prana is usually associated with consciousness, and with his work. Also prana is associated with breathing, but prana means "vital energy", and it especially manifests itself in breathing, because breathing is important function in our organism. But all other processes in the body such as metabolism, digestion, temperature, operation of the nervous system, reproductive, circulatory, muscular and other depend on prana. If you slow down some functions, the prana spent on their activity is preserved and resource of prana becomes bigger. As you can see, the control of prana may not necessarily is connected with breathing, but control through the breath is one of the most effective methods.

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Tags: :  yoga pranayama sadhana
Author: Yogi Matsyendranath Maharaj



Master – disciple relations Master – disciple relations

I permit to myself some personal thoughts on the most important, in my opinion, relations, without which any spiritual practice is impossible. There is one general opinion – if you have Guru, you have nothing to worry about. But that is true only in case disciple is devoted to his Guru to such extent that he is absolutely convinced he will reach the desired aim with the help of Guru.

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Tags: :  guru sadhana basics
Author: Lakshminath



Asana as the place for sitting Asana as the place for sitting

These asanas [as seats] play a fundamental role in any yogic practice, both in Hatha Yoga and in mantra practice. Asanas are required in pranayama because they eliminate the destructive effect of gravity on prana. Energy and consciousness are interrelated, during the practice of pranayama, till a certain stage, changes occur in the consciousness of practitioner. The mind becomes calmer, however, even with some certain changes nadi are not always completely purified, therefore, the gravitational field of the Earth affects such "drawbacks".

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Tags: :  asana basics
Author: Yogi Matsyendranath Maharaj



Interview de Yogi Matsyendranath Maharaj (Infos Yoga №96 mars/avril 2014, Tara Michaël) Interview de Yogi Matsyendranath Maharaj (Infos Yoga №96 mars/avril 2014, Tara Michaël)

Le YOGI MATSYENDRANATH MAHARAJ, representant de la tradition initiatique du Natha sampradaya, a recu la diksha de darshani en Inde a Gorakhpur de Guru Shri Mithleshnath Maharaj dans la lignee Dharmanathi, et il est habilite par son Guru a en transmettre les enseignements.

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Author: Yogi Matsyendranath Maharaj



Entretien avec un Nâtha Yogî traditionnel (Infos Yoga №91 mars/avril 2013, Tara Michaël) Entretien avec un Nâtha Yogî traditionnel (Infos Yoga №91 mars/avril 2013, Tara Michaël)

Notre Tradition représente une révélation particulière de la Divinité sous son aspect d'Îshvara ou Shiva, nommé Âdi-nâtha, le Maître des origines, fondée par Matsyendra-nâtha, Goraksha-nâtha, et sa ligne de transmission spirituelle, vers le VIIe siècle en Inde. Cette tradition est célèbre par sa pratique du Hatha-yoga.

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Author: Yogi Matsyendranath Maharaj



The worship of the Goddess Tripura Sundari ("Adesh", summer 2014) The worship of the Goddess Tripura Sundari ("Adesh", summer 2014)

Nowadays one of the most large-scaled current venerating the Mother Goddess in India is the cult of the Goddess Tripurasundari.

The name «Lalita Tipurasunadari» is translated as «one who has the nature of a play» (leela or vilasa), also «splendid in the three worlds». She liberates from these 3 worlds or bestow jivanmukti in them. Ususally she has the forms of Bala of 8 years old, Panchadashi of 15 years old, then of the age 16 and 28 years. There are some definite mantras for every age with the corresponding amount of bijas.

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Tags: :  tipurasunadari interview tantra shrividya
Author: Yogi Matsyendranath Maharaj




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